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Developer Linux News for Sep 22, 2003

  • ZDNet: New ISO Fees on the Horizon? (2003-09-22 19:00:36)
    "Information technology standards groups are raising warning flags over a proposal that could raise fees for commonly used industry codes, including two-letter country abbreviations, used in many commercial software products..."

  • Red Hat: Fedora Project Launched (2003-09-22 17:00:55)
    The Red Hat Linux Project (formerly known as Severn) has its new name, according to an announcement made today. The new Fedora Project will "work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software..."

  • effi.org: Open Letter on Software Patents from Linux Developers (2003-09-22 16:00:57)
    Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox have issued an open letter to Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament, as well as the members of the European Parliament, regarding their "growing concern that Europe has been extending patentability to computer programs."

  • Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test5-mm4 (2003-09-22 13:56:51)
    Changelog, link within.

  • KernelTrap: Measuring Scheduler Improvements (2003-09-22 07:00:52)
    "Mark Wong posted a series of benchmark results from Rusty Russell's Hackbench. Rusty describes Hackbench as a minimized 'chat benchmark' that doesn't use threads or semaphores..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, September 21, 2003 (2003-09-22 05:00:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: gxmpcr 0.4.88, Quick Lounge 2.0.1, and Class Util plugin for Anjuta 0.1.

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-pre5 (2003-09-22 01:23:27)
    Incremental changelog, links within.